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  • Published: 16 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448126156
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448
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This Will Make You Smarter




New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking

Over 150 of the world's leading scientists and thinkers offer their choice of the ideas, strategies and arguments that will help all of us understand our world, and its future, better.

Includes contributions from:
Richard Dawkins, Stephen Pinker, Daniel Dennett, Clay Shirky, Daniel Goleman, Sam Harris, Lee Smolin, Matt Ridley, Mark Henderson, David Rowan, Sir Martin Rees, Craig Venter, Brian Eno, Jaron Lanier and David Brooks . . . among others.

With his organisation Edge.org, the literary agent and all-purpose intellectual impresario John Brockman has brought together the most influential thinkers of our age. Every year he sets them a question, this year that question was:
What Scientific Concept Would Improve Everybody's Cognitive Toolkit?

Their answers are collected in this book and explore philosophy, psychology, economics, and other disciplines - and all share one aim: to provide the most reliable ways of gaining knowledge about anything, whether it be human behaviour, corporate behaviour, the fate of the planet, or the future of the universe.

  • Published: 16 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448126156
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448
Categories:

About the author

John Brockman

John Brockman is founder and CEO of Brockman, Inc., an international literary and software agency; president of Edge Foundation, Inc.; publisher and editor of Edge, a Web site presenting the third culture in action; and co-founder of rightscenter.com, Inc., an Internet company. He is the author and/or editor of four books about science.

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Praise for This Will Make You Smarter

The world's smartest website... Edge is a salon for the world's finest minds

Guardian

Imagine inviting some of the world's top thinkers round to your place and asking them to tell you one thing that would make you smarter. No need to imagine: John Brockman has done it, by getting 150 of the planet's smartest minds to offer a neat insight each

BBC Focus magazine

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